Kyoshi's Technique of the Week

January 24th , 2016

This week's TFTW is from Emiliano Mazlen

Yon-Dan Shihan, Boston Chinatown Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate Club

Kick-Snap Back Action

Onegai-shimasu Hanshi, Kyoshi, Sensei, Shihan and Fellow Deshi,

Hanshi recently mentioned that when he was police officer and detective in New York City the snap back action used in our kicking saved his life on multiple occasions. While it should suffice for us that snapping the foot back in kicking is the way we kick, Hanshi’s sharing this information should make sure that we place the proper emphasis on this critical aspect of this important technique.

Domo arigato gozaimasu to all.

Emiliano Mazlen

Yon-Dan

Shihan, Boston Chinatown Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate Club